We want to respect the integrity of all material contributed and utilized through our website, so we ask you to follow these simple guidelines. Unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing, the information provided on our website is for educational and religious purposes only. You may use our site only as permitted by law, and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”). By accessing, viewing, contributing or using the content, material, or services available on or through our website, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms, that you agree to them, and that you intend to be legally bound by them. 

A) Certain features of the site allow you to contribute content, videos, text, graphics, postings, and other materials and information for access, use, viewing and commentary by other users to the site (“Material”). We may also make available content, videos, text, graphics, and other materials and information for access, use, viewing and commentary by other users to the site (also, “Material”). Material on our website may only be used for educational purposes and conducting personal or communal rituals led in person to family or small groups of friends or congregants, subject to the restrictions herein (collectively, the “Permitted Use” or “Permitted Uses”). You may not use the Material on the site: (i) in any manner that suggests an affiliation with Ritualwell or an endorsement by Ritualwell; (ii) for purposes inconsistent with the mission, goals or intentions of Ritualwell; (iii) in any manner that competes with or offers information and services similar to those of Ritualwell, including in connection with any person or entity that seeks similar funding or other resources as Ritualwell or otherwise generate revenue; (iv) in any manner that encourages persons not known to you or not part of your organization to download, adapt, distribute or otherwise use such Material; or (v) to solicit a charitable contribution. Any Material that contains or depicts a ritual or other activities of any congregation may only be reposted on such congregation’s website, or its affiliated websites, as determined by such congregation in its sole discretion. If there is any doubt about your proposed use of Material on the site, you should seek permission from the contributor.

By submitting your Material to Ritualwell.org or with the continued posting of any Material previously submitted, you are giving us a limited, transferable, irrevocable, fully paid, non-exclusive and worldwide license to use your Material on our site. You are also giving permission to all Ritualwell.org third-party users to use it for the Permitted Use. By giving permission, you warrant that all Material submitted to this site by you, including without limitation, text, photographs, graphics and video and audio content, and derivative works is:

  1. owned or licensed by you;
  2. does not, violate copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret laws or other proprietary rights of a third party;
  3. does not contain any viruses, or other computer programming routines that damage or detrimentally interfere with any system, data or personal information; or
  4. constitutes disclosure of any confidential or proprietary information owned by any third party. 

Although you may incorporate these Materials into your private rituals you agree that Ritualwell.org reserves the right to restrict any use determined to be inappropriate by Ritualwell.org, in violation of these Terms, or outside the purpose of this website.

B) Any and all Material being reprinted from Ritualwell.org for the Permitted Use must acknowledge the authors’ names and the name of our website, www.ritualwell.org. You may print, download, and store information from the site for the Permitted Use described herein, but you may not copy, distribute, re-publish to sell or exploit any Material for commercial or any other purpose without the express written consent of Ritualwell.

C) Some products or services on Ritualwell.org may be available for purchase. By purchasing products or services made available through Ritualwell.org, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older. To the extent that Ritualwell is obligated to collect any governmental taxes imposed in connection with use of Ritualwell.org or the purchase or any products or services made available through the Ritualwell.org, including sales, use, and excise taxes, the applicable tax may be billed to you. Ritualwell.org does not offer refunds, returns or exchanges, however, if you have any problems or concerns with goods or services purchased from Ritualwell.org, please contact us at ritualwell@rrc.edu and we will work together to resolve any problems or concerns. Additional shipping charges for orders placed outside the United States may apply. 

D) If you are sharing Material created or owned by other people, please be sure to provide appropriate credit on your submission and make sure you have the originator’s permission before submitting your Material. By submitting Material to Ritualwell.org or with the continued posting of your Material, you warrant and represent that you are capable of granting all rights found in these Terms to Ritualwell.org and any third-party users. If asked by a person claiming to own Material that you posted without their permission, it is our policy that we will remove the Material until ownership is clarified. Further, you acknowledge that all posted information, including personally identifiable information, is shared voluntarily. You are responsible for the content of Material and agree to defend, indemnify and hold Ritualwell.org harmless for any damages, losses, costs, or expenses including reasonable attorneys’ fees, which we may incur as a result of the posted information. These Terms apply to all Material posted on Ritualwell.org, except as otherwise agreed in writing.

E) Using our website does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Material you access or view. You agree not to remove or alter any copyright notice or any other proprietary notice on any Materials on the RitualWell.org site. In the event that you link to this website for purposes that are consistent with these Terms, you must credit the author and include the note, “Originally published on Ritualwell.org.” If you do create a link to a page of this website, you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out herein will apply to your use of this website. You accept these Terms by creating a link to this website. 

F) We do not routinely monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or Material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Ritualwell.org and Ritualwell.org should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or Material. Ritualwell.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. Ritualwell.org will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

G) This website and all of the information it contains are provided to third party users “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are hereby expressly disclaimed. You agree that by accessing our site and using the information, you do so at your own risk. Neither Ritualwell.org nor any party involved in producing or using this site shall be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, arising out of access to, use of or inability to use this site, or any errors or omissions in the Materials. This limitation includes damages to, or for any viruses that infect your computer equipment.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of any Materials, products, or services may be transferred unencrypted. Such technical processing may involve transmissions over various networks and may involve changes to conform/adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Please be advised that Ritualwell.org does not guarantee that any information sent to or from Ritualwell.org will be secure during transmission, nor can it guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to Ritualwell.org via the site or the Internet, including, for example, personal information such as your name or address. 

H) Occasionally there may be information on Ritualwell.org that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, and availability. Ritualwell.org reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the site is inaccurate at any time without prior notice. We cannot and do not review all communications, products, or services made available on or through Ritualwell.org, but, although not obligated to, may review, verify, make changes to or remove any Materials, including information submitted in connection with the Materials or other features at any time, with or without notice in our sole discretion.

I) We reserve the right to promote any Material you submit to the site. Promotion includes mentions on the Ritualwell.org website and social media channels as well as in articles and interviews about Ritualwell. Unless Ritualwell receives prior written notification from you to limit use of the Material, your submission gives Ritualwell a limited license to use submitted Material for promotional purposes.

J) If you believe that any content offered on or through the website violate your privacy rights, intellectual property rights or any rights whatsoever, please send a comprehensive message to RitualWell.org at <ritualwell@rrc.edu> detailing the following information: (i) your name and the name of your company, if any; (ii) your contact information, including your e-mail address; (iii) the nature and substance of your complaint, the specific rights at issue, and your basis for making the complaint, including the content or posting that is objectionable; and, in the event that your complaint alleges a violation of intellectual property rights, (iv) the following statement: “The statements, representations, and assertions made in this message are true, complete, and accurate and I have the full legal authority to make each and every such statement, representation, and assertion and to make and be granted any demand made in this message.”

K) These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and RitualWell.org with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior and contemporaneous written and oral representations, understandings, and agreements, express and implied. These Terms, and all matters related thereto, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms or the RitualWell.org website shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in the state courts or federal courts located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction thereof and waive any right to a trial by jury. The waiver or failure of RitualWell.org to exercise in any respect any right provided hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of such right in the future or a waiver of any of other rights established under these Terms. In the event one or more of the provisions of these Terms or the application thereof is found to be invalid or unenforceable to any extent, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms are found to be so broad as to be unenforceable, such provision shall be interpreted to be only as broad as is enforceable.

L) Ritualwell.org may revise these Terms from time-to-time. Revised Terms will apply to the use and content of this website from the date of the publication of the revised Terms on the website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Updated August 2, 2016

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